Suspending parking bays

Parking bays may be suspended from use for reasons such as:

  • domestic removals
  • building works
  • funerals or weddings
  • access to or from a site

A suspension may apply to 1 bay or a larger area if necessary. One bay suspension includes the length of 2 bays (10 metres maximum or 2 normal car lengths).

Yellow lines cannot be suspended.

Vehicles that park within a notified bay suspension will be issued with a parking ticket (Penalty Charge Notice) in accordance with the restrictions indicated on the sign.

Notice required

You are required to give a minimum of 10 working days as notice to suspend a bay.

Late applications for emergency works are not guaranteed but will be considered. These requests must be received before noon Monday to Friday (excluding public and bank holidays).

We will not be held responsible for any inconvenience caused if spaces are occupied.

Charges and how to apply

Details of the charges can be found on the application form.

Download and complete our application for Suspension of parking bays 021220 [pdf] 115KB then scan and email it to us:

Email us your completed application

The applicant will then be contacted by telephone to confirm the approval of the suspension and to take a card payment.

Amendments or extensions

A new application form must be completed for amendments or extensions to existing suspensions. A notice period of 3 days is required and an administration charge is payable in addition to the daily charge.

Completed works and cancellations

If works are completed prior to the end date of the suspension or you wish to cancel the suspension, you should notify us by email:

Email us to cancel or end a parking bay suspension

or by phoning: 01903 737655

Any charges already paid are non-refundable.